I grew up under the huge blue sky of Albuquerque, NM.
I studied government and languages at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, about 45 miles from the US-Mexico border. Then I got my master’s degree in human rights at the University of Essex in England and spent some time working at a conflict resolution research center in Northern Ireland.
After all that rain, I came back to the New Mexico desert, where I now buy books for a public library system.
My writing journey began when I said (for the thousandth time), “I wish I could write a book,” and a friend said, “just do it already!”
I wrote a novel, queried, got rejected. Lather, rinse, repeat, four more times.
Then I entered and was selected for one of the best writing contests on the planet: Pitch Wars. After eight weeks of working with a brilliant mentor who whipped my manuscript into shape, I signed with my agent. Shortly after that, she sold my debut novel.
I’m represented by Rachel Brooks. http://www.rachelmbrooks.com